Instant Pot Mexican Quinoa

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This dish is so simple and packed with flavor and nutrition. With 13 grams of protein per 1 cup serving, I’m happy to give it to my sons who always gobble it up!

Make sure to rinse the quinoa well before starting to prevent the quinoa from splitting.

Feel free to swap the seasonings for taco seasoning, or use cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, salt and pepper.

I’ve included a video tutorial below so you can see just how easy this dish is to make in the Instant Pot!

See? Simple right?

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Instant Pot Mexican Quinoa

A simple and flavor packed side dish made in the Instant Pot.

  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion (diced)
  • 4 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup Quinoa (rinsed)
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 can Black Beans
  • 1 can Green Chiles (4 oz)
  • 1 TBSP Cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 TBSP Green Onions (chopped)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 TBSP Lime Juice
  1. Turn the Instant Pot to Saute mode and allow it to heat up before adding the olive oil.

  2. Add the diced onions and garlic and cook for 3-4 minutes before adding the rinsed quinoa, diced green chiles, tomatoes, beans, chicken broth and seasonings. Stir well.

  3. Close the lid, turn the venting knob to sealing and cook at high pressure for 1 minute. When the timer is up, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes before releasing the rest of the pressure.

  4. Fluff the quinoa with a fork, add lime juice, cilantro and green onions then serve.

  5. Enjoy!

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